What do we need??

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  1. jackierals

    jackierals Read Only Funster

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    Hi all,

    So the big 2yr European trip will be here before we know it (July 15th) and we are now doing all our researching, planning, buying, panicking etc etc.
    We've got some stuff obviously and a long list of still more to buy, but can you suggest something that we will most definitely need that we wont have thought of???? And ps I dont like Fray Bentos pies!:Wink:
     
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    What nothing at all?????
     
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    spare spectacles (if you wear them) and proper shoes to drive in Spain....no flip-flops or bare feet.

    also in Spain, it's now illegal to drive with an arm out of the window or resting on the window sill :Eeek:

    Reflective bibs/vests for all occupants (must be kept to hand..not in a locker etc)

    first aid kit

    spare bulb kit

    warning triangle

    the list is endless !
     
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    So how do I get one if I cant be a good boy (on account of being a gurl)???
     
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    Is it a requirement to drive in proper footwear in Spain?
    Will tell the old man about the arm out the window, he's a White Van Man and has always done that, lol
    Everything else we've got. but thank you x
     
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    The 2013 Official Aires book is due out anytime, for me that's a must have:thumb:
     
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    Duck tape

    String

    Torch
     
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    Yeh the France & Spain books were Xmas presents we asked for. But at what point should we buy an ACSI card if they are only useable in Low season?
     
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    Torch was on list but thanks for the Duck Tape. Whats the string for, or will I find that out lol?
     
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    according to reports I've read on the forums...folks have been 'on the spot' fined for wearing flip-flops after being stopped for other violations.



    Spanish police are tightening up on many motoring issues which were previously overlooked..

    one such forum post below from an ex-pat in Spain.....


    I live about midway between Valencia and Alicante, and a friend (also a Brit x-pat) was just telling me that on Wednesday she was stopped just outside Alicante airport, by Civil Guardia officers, (she had picked up family and was intending to drive back here).
    She was then warned that she could be prosecuted for driving in backless sandals (they weren´t flip flops, they were quite sturdy actually, with two straps going across the foot). The penalty for this, according to the officers is up to 300 euros. So, if anyone out there is intending to pick up a rental car here in Spain, you might want to think twice about wearing backless sandals when you drive it away.......
     
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    You never know when you might need some string:BigGrin:

    It's light and compact so pack it.
     
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    Drain cover lifting handles

    Bucket

    Fresh water and grey water jerry cans

    A camping shower bag - free hot water in sunny climes

    Multimeter for checking electrics

    12v soldering iron & solder

    12v chargers for any gadgets (phone, laptop, camera etc)

    Sealant
     
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    If you tie enough of it round your flip flops when driving in Spain they look like real shoes.
     
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    Spare headlamp beam benders in case the first pair come unstuck and fall off. You will find it hard to source UK-spec ones over there.

    A plan to get the MOT (if required) and VED disc renewed.

    Spare UK-style fuses for mains plugs (if you plan to use 230V appliances in the van).

    Spare water pump.

    Clear waterproof / external sellotape in case you need to secure a cracked headlamp. Alternatively cover them permanently with Lamin-x film http://www.lamin-x.co.uk/
     
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    Jubilee clips - have just bought some for our motorhome - don't know why, or where or when or how I'm going to use them but it seem that the more experienced motorhomers find them invaluable so I didn't want to miss out on having a 'jubilee experience'. :Laughing:


    Oooooh, and also cable ties - just bought some of these but once again I don't know why or ................. blah blah blah.


    Must add fuses to my list now.

    P.S. We haven't even been out in the motorhome yet!!!!! But I'm prepared for anything.
     
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    Create on line banking !!:thumb:
     
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